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All About Bats Program at Daniel Boone Homestead

All About Bats Program at Daniel Boone Homestead

by Daniel Boone Homestead Associates

Photo courtesy of Clément Falize on Unsplash

The Daniel Boone Homestead will offer an All About Bats program on Friday, June 28, starting at 6 p.m.

Did you know the Homestead is home to numerous bats? Join us for an evening program to learn more about the bats that live at the Daniel Boone Homestead. Led by Dr. Karen Campbell from Albright College, this program will consist of a presentation inside the Wayside Lodge, followed by a walk to search for bats as dusk falls. Bat boxes are located throughout the Homestead property, and bats can often be spotted nesting and flying around the site. Bats are the only mammals able to fly and are actually more agile while flying than most birds. Dr. Campbell has her PhD from Indiana University in Vertebrate Physiology and Zoology. She has done extensive bat research at eastern Pennsylvania parks and historic sites, including Valley Forge, Hopewell Furnace, and the Berks County Heritage Center.

No admission is charged for this program. It will take place in the Wayside Lodge. Please no pets (except service animals), and no smoking. Visit our website or Facebook page at Daniel Boone Homestead for more information. The event is sponsored and presented by The Daniel Boone Homestead Associates. The Daniel Boone Homestead is the birthplace of the famed frontiersman, born in 1734. The Boone House, constructed in three stages throughout the 18th century, is a 10-room stone structure fully furnished to the period and situated on 579 acres of rolling countryside. The Daniel Boone Homestead is located halfway between Reading and Pottstown, one mile north of Rt. 422 near Baumstown. The Homestead is owned by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and daily historic operations are run by the Daniel Boone Homestead Associates, a local, nonprofit organization. If you would like more information or would like to make a donation, please contact the Daniel Boone Homestead at 610-582-4900.